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Sarah Weinman is widely recognized as the leading authority on crime fiction. Together with the Library of America, she redefines an era in this landmark collection of eight suspense novels: Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s. This gorgeous two-volume collection will introduce readers to new crime writers and reacquaint them with classic favorites such as Dorothy B. Hughes, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, and Vera Caspary. Sarah will discuss these trailblazing women with guest host Jan Burke, the award-winning author of the Irene Kelly mystery series.  

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s: A Library of America Boxed Set Cover Image
By Sarah Weinman (Editor)
$82.50
ISBN: 9781598534511
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Library of America - September 1st, 2015

The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of eight brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline. 
Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today s best seller lists, the extraordinary creations of the mid-century female pioneers of the genre are largely unknown. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting, is long overdue for rediscovery. Now The Library of America makes these classic books available in a deluxe two-volume collector s edition. 
From the 1940s, here are Vera Caspary s famous career girl mystery "Laura"; Helen Eustis s intricate campus thriller "The Horizontal Man"; Dorothy B. Hughes s "In a Lonely Place," the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer; and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding s "The Blank Wall," in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened. 
The 1950s volume includes Charlotte Armstrong s "Mischief, " the nightmarish drama of a child entrusted to a psychotic babysitter; Patricia Highsmith s brilliant "The Blunderer," which tracks the perverse parallel lives of two men driven toward murder; Margaret Millar s "Beast in View," a relentless study in madness; and Dolores Hitchens s "Fools Gold," a hard-edged tale of robbery and redemption."


The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of four brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline. 
Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. Turning in many cases from the mean streets of the hardboiled school to explore the anxieties and terrors lurking in everyday life, these groundbreaking novelists found the roots of fear and violence in a quiet suburban neighborhood, on a college campus, or in a comfortable midtown hotel. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting today, is long overdue for rediscovery. This volume, the first of a two-volume collector s set, gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today s leading crime writers. From the 1940s here are Vera Caspary s famous career girl mystery "Laura," Helen Eustis s intricate academic thriller "The Horizontal Man," Dorothy B. Hughes s "In a Lonely Place," the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer, and Elizabeth Sanxay Holding s "The Blank Wall," in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened.


The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of four brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline. 
Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. Turning in many cases from the mean streets of the hardboiled school to explore the anxieties and terrors lurking in everyday life, these groundbreaking novelists found the roots of fear and violence in a quiet suburban neighborhood, on a college campus, or in a comfortable midtown hotel. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting today, is long overdue for rediscovery. This volume, the second of a two-volume collector s set, gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today s leading crime writers. From the 1950s here are Charlotte Armstrong s "Mischief," the nightmarish drama of a child entrusted to a psychotic babysitter, Patricia Highsmith s "The Blunderer," brilliantly tracking the perverse parallel lives of two men driven toward murder, Margaret Millar s "Beast in View," a relentless study in madness, and Dolores Hitchens s "Fools' Gold," a hard-edged tale of robbery and redemption.


Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery Cover Image
$16.50
ISBN: 9781451679175
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - August 14th, 2012

Only one person knows where Julia Sayre is: her killer. Four years ago, the young mother of two disappeared, a story that soon became a personal mission for Irene Kelly. But the search for Julia proved fruitless. Now on death row for unimaginable acts of torture and murder, inmate Nick Parrish is plea-bargaining for a life sentence, promising to lead investigators—and Irene—into the dark isolation of the Sierra Nevadas, where they will discover what really happened to Julia Sayre. But Parrish has other terrifying secrets and plans, and now his deadly focus is on a new potential victim—Irene Kelly.


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